- to influence with ideas, customs, practices, etc., characteristic of the Occident or of the western U.S.
Also especially British, west·ern·ise.
Origin of westernize
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Examples from the Web for westernised
We have thus succeeded in isolating ourselves from the masses: we have been westernised.Freedom's Battle
Christianity is an Oriental religion no doubt, but it has been Westernised.The Foundations of Japan
J.W. Robertson Scott
Like his father, he hated politics; and Westernised India is nothing if not political.Far to Seek
Japan is not being Westernised in the smallest degree: she is merely picking our brains.Japan
On the other hand, the Westernised Chinaman does not acquire the peculiar virtues of the Englishman.Changing China
- (tr) to influence or make familiar with the customs, practices, etc, of the West
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